August 5, 2008

High Court rejects Niketa’s plea to terminate pregnancy.

The Bombay High Court on Monday rejected the petition filed by Niketa and her husband Haresh Mehta, along with their doctor Nikhil Datar, seeking permission to terminate her pregnancy, now in the 26th week.
The foetus was diagnosed with a complete heart blockage when she was in the 24th week of pregnancy. The couple wanted to abort the child for fear it would suffer for life.

More here.

The never ending debate of what is right and what is not. I really feel sad for the parents and cant help but wonder what the child is going to go through when he/she is old enough to understand. Yes, the laws are there for a reason but why does it seem as if the good ones always have to bear the brunt of it?